Saturday, August 16, 2008

Jodi Ann...Beginning Her Dream.











I've been wanting to write a feature on singer-songwriter Jodi Ann for the longest time..I could never seem to find the the best way to approach it because I wanted to put together the best piece possible because she deserves it and because she herself is so busy that it has been quite difficult for her to find the time to be interviewed..I'm finally gonna try to do it based on the infomation I find and hope I do her justice..As I said, her name is simply Jodi Ann and while the name is simple..Her music speaks volumes..A native of Michigan, Jodi started writing poetry at the age of 12 and although she received her first guitar at the age of 8, she didn't start playing the instrument seriously until she was 24..Her first songs were poems to guitar noise but practice and hard work are paying big dividends now. From the age of 18 til the present she has been laser focused on building her music career. Jodi started her music career as a well-known karaoke DJ in Michigan and got her first "break" as the pre-opening act for Diamond Rio at the 1997 Michigan State Fair.

She moved to Nashville and October of 1998, where she landed her first professional public performance at the legendary Tootie's Orchid Lounge, where she was introduced by Opry legend Del Reeves..This performance led to other subsequent performances at The Bluebird Cafe and other night spots in and around Nashville..

While waiting tables in Nashville she started developing connections meeting with other folks in the music business and through those connections she began working on her first full length CD project called "The Beginning" last year, and since completing that CD she has started to make serious waves on the Indie Record Charts.
Jodi has also seen tremendous radio airplay..She has seen airplay on radio stations throughout Europe from England to Ireland and in Sydney, Australia as well, she also continues to do very well on various radio stations across the U.S. as a featured artist.

On Jan. 24, 2008 Jodi competed and won a major "Battle of the Bands" contest competing against bands from all genres of music.

Jodi has prominent feature profiles on every social and music based web community out there from My Space to Facebook, Direct Matches, The Outer Post and many other such sites..Jodi is currently working on her second CD and you can find her current CD "The Beginning" on http://cdbaby.com/ and http://soundclick.com/

I consider Jodi Ann to be a rising star, she brings a fresh face and a fresh musical approach to country music, she writes and sings from her heart and her style is classy and understated, which in the musical world of cookie cutter commercialism that lacks originality and has produced nothing really unique in quite awhile, Jodi Ann is a much needed breath of fresh air..In the interest of full disclosure I am personally acquainted with her, I hope to one day call her friend.


Facts about this artist are taken directly from information posted on her feature profile from CDBaby.com

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